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A critical obituary of Ronald Wilson Reagan.
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While I don't necessarily support the conclusion drawn by the authors of this short piece (as the...

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This visualization was created to support a mission proposal led by Lars Peter Riishojgaard. This mission would fly a GOES-like spacecraft in a polar elliptical orbit around the Earth providing a large percentage of observing time for northern polar regions. This version of the visualization is a beauty shot first showing the orbit from afar, then moving into the orbital plane and riding the orbit as the spacecraft would. Note: Misstion proposal beauty shot. Data Collected: GOES: 2001/01/16 to...
Topics: Proposal, What -- Polar, What -- Earth, What -- GOES 2, What -- Terra, Where -- Maryland
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2933

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This sequence of images was used to create an animation of the progression of Hurricane Isabel as seen by MODIS. Note: Hurricane Isabel on 2003 Sep 18 15:55 UTC. Data Collected: 2003/09/08, 2003/09/10-2003/09/12, 2003/09/14-2003/09/18. Animator: Eric Sokolowsky (GST), Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC), Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Jacques Descloitres (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Aqua/MODIS, Terra/MODIS.
Topics: Atmospheric science, Natural hazards, Earth Science, Atmosphere, Atmospheric Phenomena, Hurricanes,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2919

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Alaska suffered from fire and smoke that can be seen from space. The Aqua satellite captured this breathtaking image on 29 June 2004. Note: A quick zoom down to Alaska to show the fires. Animator: Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST). Scientist: Jacques Descloitres (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Aqua/MODIS.
Topics: HDTV, Earth Science, Biosphere, Ecological Dynamics, Fire Occurrence, What -- Aqua, What -- Earth,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2965

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NASA's Earth Observing fleet of vehicles constitutes a major milestone in the history of Earth science, facilitating the kinds of wide scale and synergistic research endeavors that until the last decade have been impossible to even consider. Many of the techniques being employed around Earth are a direct offshoot of technological and scientific techniques developed on missions to other worlds. NASA's continued commitment to primary research about our home remains a top priority not only to the...
Topics: HDTV, Spacecraft, Orbit, What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- Aura
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2945

Nitrogen dioxide, NO2, is a traffic-related pollutant. Emissions are generally highest in urban rather than rural areas. Annual mean concentrations of nitrogen dioxide in urban areas are generally in the range 10-45 ppb, and lower in rural areas. Levels vary significantly throughout the day, with peaks generally occurring twice daily as a consequence of rush hour traffic. Concentrations can be as high as 200 ppb. Particulate matter is very fine and can be carried deep into the lungs where they...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Pollution, Urban, Earth Science, Atmosphere, Atmospheric Chemistry/Nitrogen...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3074

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The Terra Satellite with the help of the MODIS instrument is able to get high resolution imagery of Hurricane Jeanne. Note: Hurricane Jeanne inches towards Florida. Animator: Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST). Scientist: Jacques Descloitres (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Terra/MODIS.
Topics: HDTV, Hurricane, Hurricane Jeanne, What -- Terra, What -- High Resolution Imager, Where -- Florida
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3020

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Post-Production Sample Reel. Commercial. Corporate. Promotional.
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The Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Selectmen Meeting from September 20, 2004.
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Security in the Americas - Neither Evolution nor Devolution--Impasse (2004)
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Uranus; Neptune Object Description: Planets Distance: The semi-major axis of Uranus's orbit about the sun is 19.18 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or roughly 2.9 billion km. The semi-major axis of Neptune's orbit about the Sun is 30.06 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or roughly 4.5 billion km. Dimensions: Uranus (without rings) has a diameter of roughly 32,000 miles (51,000 km) at the equator.Neptune has a diameter of roughly 30,800...
Topics: What -- Uranus, What -- Neptune, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Texas,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/05/image/e/

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*Description*: This is an artist's conception of the spiral galaxy C153. The galaxy looks peculiar because it is plowing through the heart of a distant galaxy cluster at 4.5 million miles per hour. Gas compressed along the galaxy's leading edge, like snow before a plow, ignited a firestorm of new star birth. The ram pressure of external hot gas trapped in the cluster is stripping away the galaxy's own cooler gas, leaving behind its skeletal spiral arms of dust and stars. The galaxy trails a...
Topics: What -- TRACE, What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST),...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/02/image/g/

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*Description*:> Artist's Concept An animation showing how the "distressed" galaxy C153 is being stripped of hydrogen from its spiral arms. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: C153 Object Description: Galaxy C153 in Cluster Abell 2125 Position (J2000): R.A. 15h 41m 09s.76 Dec. +66° 15' 45".0 Constellation: Ursa Major/Draco boundary Distance: 3 billion light-years (920 million parsecs) Dimensions: This image is 34 arcseconds (500,000...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Gemini,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/02/video/b/

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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: C153 Object Description: Galaxy C153 in Cluster Abell 2125 Position (J2000): R.A. 15h 41m 09s.76 Dec. +66° 15' 45".0 Constellation: Ursa Major/Draco boundary Distance: 3 billion light-years (920 million parsecs) Dimensions: This image is 34 arcseconds (500,000 light-years or 150,000 parsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: HST Data: [7279] F. Owen (NRAO), W. Keel (U. AL), M. Ledlow (Gemini Obs.), G. Morrison...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Gemini,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/02/image/h/

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*Description*:> First of four interview clips with Dr. William Keel, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Alabama. Topic discussions on what is happening in galaxy C153, the scientific implications, how this could pertain to us and why the different observations were used. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: C153 Object Description: Galaxy C153 in Cluster Abell 2125 Position (J2000): R.A. 15h 41m 09s.76 Dec. +66° 15' 45".0 Constellation: Ursa...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Gemini,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/02/video/c/

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*Description*:> A Zoom into the C153 spiral galaxy found in the galaxy cluster Abell 2125. The initial view moves from the NOAO telescope mosaic into the Hubble Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 image of C153. This Hubble image then dissolves into a colorful composite detail of X-ray, radio, UV and optical images. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: C153 Object Description: Galaxy C153 in Cluster Abell 2125 Position (J2000): R.A. 15h 41m 09s.76 Dec. +66° 15'...
Topics: What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What -- Camera 2, What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/02/video/a/

Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: GOODS Deep Field - S Chandra Deep Field - S Spitzer Observations Object Description: Optical survey X-Ray survey Infrared observations Position (J2000): R.A. 03h 32m 30s Dec. -27° 48' 20" R.A. 03 h 32 m 28 s .2 Dec. -27Ôø_Ôø__ 48' 36" R.A. 03 h 32 m 30s Dec. -27Ôø_Ôø__ 48' 20" Constellation: Fornax Fornax Fornax About the Data Mission: Hubble Space Telescope Chandra X-Ray Observatory Spitzer Space...
Topics: What -- Spitzer Space Telescope, What -- Constellation, What -- Fornax, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/19/image/d/

*Description*: (Left) HST ACS image of 1/200 of the full GOODS fields shows three X-ray sources (circled) and many other galaxies. (Right) Combined HST-Spitzer IRAC image of the same region. The two "hard" X-ray sources (yellow circles, indicating sources detected only at the shortest X-ray wavelengths) are very faint in the visible but much more luminous in the infrared, exactly as expected if the accreting black hole is hidden behind a dusty screen. Technical facts about this news...
Topics: GOODS (Chandra Deep Field - South), What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Spitzer Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/19/image/h/

*Description*: The look of the HUDF (outlined area) if human eyes could see in the way that Spitzer can see. The red color of this picture comes from the deepest infrared observations made by the GOODS team using Spitzer. Within the HUDF, which is about 1% the size of the full Moon, the GOODS astronomers have identified 17 galaxies with extremely red colors. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: GOODS Deep Field - S Chandra Deep Field - S Spitzer Observations...
Topics: GOODS (Chandra Deep Field - South), What -- Spitzer Space Telescope, What -- Moon, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/19/image/i/

Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Kepler's Supernova Remnant, SN 1604, V843 Ophiuchi, G004.5+06.8 Object Description: Supernova Remnant Position (J2000): R.A. 17h 30m 40s.8 Dec. -21° 29' 11".0 Constellation: Ophiuchus Distance: 13,000 light-years (4,000 parsecs) Dimensions: This image is 5 arcminutes (19 light-years or 5.8 parsecs) wide. About the Chandra Space Telescope Data Data Description: This image was created from Chandra observations from...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Ophiuchus, What -- Columbia, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST),...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/29/image/m/

*Description*: In this artist's view the red supergiant supernova progenitor star (left) is exploding after having transferred about 10 solar masses of hydrogen gas to the blue companion star (right). Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/188/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/02/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/42/ ] What is a...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/41/image/a/

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Vast stretches of sea ice link Alaska’s Aleutian Islands in this true-color Terra MODIS image from January 3, 2004. This chain of volcanic islands stretches in an arc over 1200 miles long from the Alaskan Peninsula almost to Russia’s Komanorski Islands. They separate the Bering Sea from the northern Pacific Ocean, and are almost all part of the Aleutian National Wildlife Reserve. Phytoplankton clouds line the northern edges of the sea ice, creating a bluish-green halo. Sensor: Terra/MODIS....
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Bering Sea, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Alaska
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6173

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The two arms of the Sierra Madre Mountains — Occidental (west) and Oriental (east) — march south through Mexico, holding between them the high, largely arid Mexican Plateau. This plateau is roughly 1,130 kilometers long (~ 700 miles), and ranges from 1,220 to 2,440 meters high (4,000 - 8,000 feet). What water there is on the Plateau has no outlet to the sea, and so collects in drainage basins that today are the home of a number of Mexico’s major cities.A number of large cities are visible...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Mexico City, Where -- Texas, Where -- Pacific Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6211

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Bright yellow streamers of dust sweep off North Africa’s Moroccan coast toward the Canary Islands in this true-color Terra MODIS image from February 17, 2004. Beneath the dust, the G.Aydat al Jhoucha Mountains are darker shades of brown marching toward the coast. Just off the coast of Lanzarote Island, the northeastern-most of the Canaries, gravity waves caused by the high winds driving the dust storm create dark and light stripes on the water. More gravity waves stretch from Gran Canaria,...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Morocco
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6198

The Bodele Depression is one of the largest sources of airborne dust in the world. Here a bright swath of dust stretches over the upper right part of these <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) images from the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite in the morning and the <a...
Topic: Where -- Chad
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6194

Winter ice and a failure to observe regional water use agreements trigged floods along the mighty Syr Darya River in Southern Kazakhstan. At least 200 families living in communities around Qyzylorda, shown here, were forced to evacuate when the river burst its banks.The Syr Darya is an important resource in Central Asia, providing water for farming and hydroelectric power. In early January, representatives from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan met to plan water usage to prevent regional...
Topics: Where -- Kazakhstan, Where -- Kyrgyzstan, Where -- Uzbekistan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6169

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Mud-rich water gushes off the northwestern shore of Madagascar in the wake of <a href="http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=11929" target="outlink">Tropical Cyclone Elita</a> in this <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image acquired by the <a...
Topics: Where -- Madagascar, Where -- Mozambique Channel, Where -- Indian Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6215

After devastating drought in 2002, Australian wheat and barley farmers brought in record crops in the 2003/2004 season. The most recent wheat harvest soared to a record 25 million tons, up 119% from last year’s drought-stricken crop, says a report released by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service on March 10, 2004. At 8.5 million tons, the barley crop outpaced last year’s harvest by 130 percent.This pattern of large harvests after drought-stunted years...
Topics: What -- TIMED, Where -- United States of America, Where -- Australia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6284

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Large tracts of charred land form the dark burn scars that mar the landscape north of Fairbanks, Alaska in in this image pair. Both images were captured by the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite on August 5, 2004. The most recent fires, some of...
Topics: Where -- Alaska, Where -- United States of America, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6330

A long smooth section of ice just right of the center of the image is the massive C-19 iceberg. The iceberg, which broke from the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica in May 2002, is trapped by sea ice along the George V coast, the section of Antarctica near Australia, in this <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) taken by the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/"...
Topics: Where -- Australia, Where -- Delaware
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6354

The massive B-15A iceberg floats in the Ross Sea off the coast of Antarctica. Around it are several smaller icebergs, including the B-15J and B-15K icebergs, both of which were once part of the B-15A iceberg. The C-16 iceberg is lodged between the long B-15A iceberg and the “V” formed by Ross Island. All of these icebergs were probably calved from the Ross Ice Shelf, the smooth white sheet of ice in the lower right corner of the image. In contrast to the smoothness of the ice shelf, the...
Topic: Where -- Ross Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6357

People are steadily blazing a trail into the undeveloped Amazon. This pair of NASA satellite images reveal the “slash-and-burn” deforestation by which people clear farm and pasture land out of the jungle. The name describes the process of cutting down the trees and setting fire to what is left, using the fire to return soil-fertilizing nutrients back to the soil from the vegetation.The scene shows a section of southern Pará state in Brazil, just north of the border with Mato Grosso state...
Topic: Where -- Brazil
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6441

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Off the central coastline of Western Australia, colorful waters around Shark Bay stand in sharp contrast to the deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean (left) and the reddish landscape of Grey’s Plains (right). The Bay is split into a western and an eastern half by Peron Peninsula, and in fact, the interior part of the eastern half is virtually cut off from the rest of the Bay by islands and sand bars. This isolation has created a hypersaline environment, where the waters and much saltier than...
Topics: Where -- Australia, Where -- Indian Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6408

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A silver band of sunglint highlights internal waves in the Celebes, Molucca, and Banda Seas around Indonesia in this <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image. Sunglint occurs when the sun reflects off the surface of the water directly into MODIS’ “eye,” creating a glare. If the ocean were perfectly smooth, the sunglint would be a bright circular reflection of the...
Topics: What -- Sun, Where -- Banda Sea, Where -- Indonesia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6289

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Warm weather and sunshine are returning to Alaska, and the snow is quickly disappearing for the summer. Sea ice still rings the northern shores of the state on May 4, 2004, while in the south, sediment from the spring run-off colors the water tan and green. Further signs of spring can be seen in Alaska’s interior, which is beginning to turn green. Despite a generous amount of snow this winter, the region is in a mild hydrological drought. Conditions are not as severe as in 2003, when poor...
Topic: Where -- Alaska
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6327

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Warm weather and sunshine are returning to Alaska, and the snow is quickly disappearing for the summer. Sea ice still rings the northern shores of the state on May 4, 2004, while in the south, sediment from the spring run-off colors the water tan and green. Further signs of spring can be seen in Alaska’s interior, which is beginning to turn green. Despite a generous amount of snow this winter, the region is in a mild hydrological drought. Conditions are not as severe as in 2003, when poor...
Topic: Where -- Alaska
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6328

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Scores of fires, marked in red, blaze across Southern Africa in this image pair, acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite on July 11, 2004. The widespread nature of the fires suggests that they were probably started to manage land for...
Topics: Where -- Angola, Where -- Zambia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6349

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The fire season in central Africa roared to life in the first week of May. When the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite passed over the region on the afternoon of May 6, 2004, it captured this image along with nearly 4,000 fire detections (marked...
Topic: Where -- Angola
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6345

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Tiny Jan Mayen Island sits about 650 kilometers northeast of Iceland between the Norwegian and Greenland Seas. Covering 373 square kilometers, the island is about twice the size of Washington, D.C. The white peak on the northeast section of the island is Beerenberg, the most northern active volcano. Beerenberg last erupted in 1985. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a...
Topics: Where -- Iceland, Where -- Greenland, Where -- Washington
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6646

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Streaky, swirling clouds of phytoplankton float in the waters of the Northern Atlantic Ocean off of Iceland’s east coast in this true-color image, taken by the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite on August 11, 2004. Green vegetation spreads...
Topics: Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Iceland
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6608

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The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) aboard NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/">Aqua</a> satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Ivan on September 10, 2004, at 18:30 UTC (2:30 PM EDT). At the time this image was taken Ivan was located approximately 140 km (85 miles) south-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica and was moving towards the...
Topics: Where -- Kingston, Where -- Jamaica, Where -- Libya
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6682

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A thick cloud of Saharan dust was swept off the coast of Libya out over the Mediterranean Sea on April 26, 2004. The dust shows the patterns of the air currents over the ocean—it has formed ripples along its left edge that match the ripples of nearby cloud formations. Tunisia forms the lower left corner of this true-color image acquired by the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a>...
Topics: Where -- Libya, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Tunisia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6679

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Encroaching spring has not yet broken up the ice around northern Greenland and Ellesmere Island in this true-color image, acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> satellite on April 9, 2004. Shadows on the snow and ice create patterns similar to snowflakes and ice crystals, highlighting fjords and...
Topic: Where -- Greenland
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6594

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Over the course of the day, scores of fires sprang up across the West African country of Sierra Leone. In the morning, when the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> flew over, few active fires were burning. By afternoon, when the MODIS sensor on the Aqua...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Sierra Leone, Where -- Leone
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6917

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Over the course of the day, scores of fires sprang up across the West African country of Sierra Leone. In the morning, when the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> flew over, few active fires were burning. By afternoon, when the MODIS sensor on the Aqua...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Sierra Leone, Where -- Leone
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6916

In the dry grasslands and savannas of eastern Northern Territory, Australia, bushfires spread rapidly in dry fuels during the transition from dry season to wet. This pair of images from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> satellite shows how rapidly three large fires, marked with red dots, spread between...
Topic: Where -- Australia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6414

A rupture on a major oil pipeline in southern Iraq spilled a pool of oil over the desert on March 23, 2004. The oil quickly caught fire, and when the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) flew over on the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite the next morning, the burning oil was sending great...
Topic: Where -- Iraq
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6302

On August 5, 2004, southern Africa seemed like a continent of fire. The <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite captured this image pair of fires across parts of Democratic Republic of Congo (top), Angola (left), and Zimbabwe (right), in...
Topics: Where -- Angola, Where -- Zimbabwe
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6350

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A large dust storm was sweeping across the rugged, arid terrain of southern Afghanistan (top), Pakistan (bottom), and extreme eastern Iran (left edge) on June 6 and June 7, 2004, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA.s Aqua and <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellites observed the region. The pale dust dominates the center of the image, while the large sandy deserts of the region...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Afghanistan, Where -- Pakistan, Where -- Iran
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6320

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The California fire season began on May 1, and already several dangerous wildfires are burning across the state. Pictured in this <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image from NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite on May 4, 2004, are the Cachuma Fire (top), Cerritos Fire (center) and...
Topics: Where -- California, Where -- Los Angeles
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6458

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A few scattered fires were burning in Western Australia (left) and Australia’ Northern Territory (right) when the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite flew over on April 25, 2004. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/25/04.
Topic: Where -- Australia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6405

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On August 5, 2004, the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite captured this image of the changing landscape of the Amazon. Deep green swaths of intact rainforest are increasingly surrounded by the sharp contours of agricultural land and the ragged...
Topic: Where -- Brazil
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6442

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On April 5, 2004, days after Tropical Cyclone Fay made landfall near the DeGrey River in Western Australia, the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite captured this image of flooding on the normally dry Western Plateau. The storm caused relatively...
Topic: Where -- Australia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6402

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Heavy rains in northwestern Arkansas are beginning to cause flooding downstream in northeastern Arkansas. The White River, a tributary of the Mississippi River, appeared flooded in this <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image, acquired by the <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite on April 27,...
Topics: Where -- Arkansas, Where -- Mississippi, Where -- Tennessee, Where -- Missouri
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6393

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At the end of February snow is melting in northwestern Europe, hinting at the spring that is coming. Only in Poland, in the lower right corner of the image, and the highlands of Sweden, in the upper right corner, does white snow still dust the ground. There are signs of spring run-off in this image pair, acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a...
Topics: Where -- Poland, Where -- Sweden, Where -- Denmark, Where -- Germany, Where -- North Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6554

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) aboard NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/">Aqua</a> satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Ivan on September 10, 2004, at 18:30 UTC (2:30 PM EDT). At the time this image was taken Ivan was located approximately 140 km (85 miles) south-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica and was moving towards the...
Topics: Where -- Kingston, Where -- Jamaica
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6644

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Winter rains and possibly melting snow from Iran’s Zagros Mountains have begun to fill the marshes and shallow lakes of Southern and Eastern Iraq. Flooding in this region is an annual affair, though typically, the floods peak in April and May when spring snowmelt flows out of Iran. The false-color, Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) image acquired on January 16, 2004, shows that water levels had...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Iraq, Where -- Iran, Where -- Persian Gulf
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6631

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The deep sapphire blue waters of Ysyk Kötand out clearly against the white, snow-covered mountains of eastern Kyrgyzstan in this image. Ysyk Kös one of the world’s largest mountain lakes, covering 6,220 square kilometers. The waters are a dark blue largely because of the lake’s depth—up to 702 meters in places. The lake is fed by mountain streams from the Tian Shan in the south and the Kyrgyz Range in the north.The top half of the image shows southeastern Kazakhstan. The country’s...
Topics: What -- Sapphire, Where -- Kyrgyzstan, Where -- Kazakhstan, Where -- China
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6662

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Mud-tainted waters push over river banks into Madagascar’s crop lands and villages in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Gafilo. According to the <a href="http://www.reliefweb.int/w/rwb.nsf/UNID/CA1C1B3291F8A54185256E5500648837?OpenDocument">UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs</a>, widespread flooding caused more damage than Gafilo’s 72 mile-per-hour winds. Flood waters have inundated some of Madagascar’s major rice-growing areas, and the...
Topic: Where -- Madagascar
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6688

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The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) onboard NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/">Aqua</a> satellite captured this true-color image of Super Typhoon Nida churning through the Philippine Islands on May 18, 2004. Packing winds of 100 miles per hour and gusts of up to 122 mph, the typhoon caused floods and landslides in the Bicol region of the main island of...
Topics: Where -- Philippines, Where -- Japan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6748

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Winter rains and possibly melting snow from Iran’s Zagros Mountains have begun to fill the marshes and shallow lakes of Southern and Eastern Iraq. Flooding in this region is an annual affair, though typically, the floods peak in April and May when spring snowmelt flows out of Iran. The false-color, Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) image acquired on January 16, 2004, shows that water levels had...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Iraq, Where -- Iran, Where -- Persian Gulf
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6630

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Kamchatka Peninsula hosts some of the most active volcanoes in the world. In this image, a plume of steam and ash rises from Sheveluch and drifts southwest towards a second volcano complex, Klyuchevskaya. At 4,835 meters (15,863 feet), Klyuchevskaya is Kamchatka’s largest volcano. Its northern neighbor, Sheveluch, is also among the largest at 3,283 meters (10,771 feet). Both volcanoes were active in January 2004.The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a...
Topic: Where -- Russia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6973

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Extreme fire behavior in Alaska continued across the turning of the calendar from June to July 2004. Yellowish-gray smoke hung over much of the state, while fires (locations outlined in red) continued to grow across the landscape. Many of these blazes have been burning since mid-June, triggered by a few days of record-breaking lightning. Hot, dry, and windy conditions since then have pushed fire behavior to extreme levels at many locations. The Boundary Fire, north of Fairbanks, was spreading...
Topic: Where -- Alaska
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6936

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Iceland’s Grimsvotn Volcano began erupting on November 2, 2004, forcing officials to divert air traffic from the region to prevent ash from damaging aircraft engines. The volcano sits beneath the Vatnajokull Ice Cap, Europe’s largest glacier, and is Iceland’s most frequently active volcano. This eruption may be connected to the draining of a glacier lake in the volcano’s caldera. Buried under a 200-meter thick ice shelf, the lake is under extreme pressure. Melting water fills the lake,...
Topic: Where -- Iceland
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6965

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This true-color image shows a large plume of Saharan Desert dust (yellow) blowing westward off the coast of Morocco and arcing sharply back toward the northeast and the Canary Islands in the eastern Atlantic. This scene was acquired on July 25, 2004, by the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) aboard NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/"...
Topics: Where -- Morocco, Where -- Portugal
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6910

Brown burn scars pock the landscape across Portugal and Spain. Hot, dry conditions sparked dozens of devastating wildfires in Southern and Central Portugal and Central Spain in the summer of 2003. By the time this image was taken on January 19, 2004, the scars had begun to fade in areas, though the scars in Central Portugal and across the border in Spain are still dark red in the false-color image.In the true color image, Portugal’s capital is clearly visible as a grey region surrounding the...
Topics: Where -- Portugal, Where -- Spain
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6156

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Great cracks have form jagged lines in the smooth, white sea ice in the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska. Black lanes of open water run through the ice, particularly close to land. On land, the North Slope of Alaska is a smooth white field of snow, and to its south, the rocky crags of Brooks Range wrinkle the landscape. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a...
Topics: Where -- White Sea, Where -- Beaufort Sea, Where -- Alaska
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6326

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The Dnieper River flows south through the Ukraine into the northern end of the Black Sea, shown here in this true-color Aqua MODIS image from September 15, 2004. On either side of the river, red dots mark the locations of fires scattered throughout the country’s rich farmlands. The fires, some of which show smoke plumes drifting off in the atmosphere, are likely agricultural in nature, given the season, lack of tree-cover, and light smoke.Both the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov show swirls of...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Ukraine, Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Sea of Azov
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6881

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Skies were clear over the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico when the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite captured this image on May 31, 2004. From left to right, Utah, Colorado, and Kansas line the top of the image. In the center,...
Topics: Where -- United States of America, Where -- Utah, Where -- Colorado, Where -- Kansas, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6889

Newsletter of the New Jersey Militia
Topics: Liberty, Constitution, Bill of Rights, unorganized militia, militia movement, patriot movement, 3%,...

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The deep blue and green waters of the Great Lakes stand out against the snow-covered landscape of the northern United States and southern Canada in this true-color <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image. The image, acquired on December 26, 2003, by the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite,...
Topics: Where -- United States of America, Where -- Canada, Where -- Michigan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6144

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Snow stretches along the Appalachian Mountains in the United State’s Mid-Atlantic states. Shown here are New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. The <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) flying aboard the <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/"...
Topics: Where -- New Jersey, Where -- Jersey, Where -- Pennsylvania, Where -- Ohio, Where -- West Virginia,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6212

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A heavy curtain of dust lay over southern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan on June 14, 2004. The dust appears to be coming from the Sistan basin on the Afghan-Iranian border, top left. The Sistan basin is a vast complex of lakes and marshes fed by small streams and rivers flowing primarily from the mountainous highlands of Afghanistan. With the exception of three shallow freshwater lakes, only one of which is visible in the true-color image as a dark depression near the border, the wetlands...
Topics: Where -- Afghanistan, Where -- Pakistan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6322

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A large dust storm was sweeping across the rugged, arid terrain of southern Afghanistan (top), Pakistan (bottom), and extreme eastern Iran (left edge) on June 6 and June 7, 2004, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA.s Aqua and <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellites observed the region. The pale dust dominates the center of the image, while the large sandy deserts of the region...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Afghanistan, Where -- Pakistan, Where -- Iran
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6319

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Biomass burning appeared to be increasing across Southeast Asia as February turned over to March. This image from the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite shows widespread burning across the region on March 2, 2004, with active fire detections marked...
Topics: Where -- The Valley, Where -- Thailand, Where -- Laos, Where -- Myanmar, Where -- Cambodia, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6304

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The heavy rain and snow that moved across Northern California the last week of February 2004 may be responsible for filling the rivers in the lower Sacramento River system. Though localized flooding was reported on February 26, flooding along the Sacramento, Feather, and Yuba Rivers, top center, was not reported. It is likely that the dark pools of water surrounding the rivers in this false-color <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate...
Topics: Where -- California, Where -- Sacramento, Where -- Nevada, Where -- San Jos?
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6292

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The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) shows the distribution of vegetation across Central Africa. The most densely vegetated areas are dark green, and regions with little or no vegetation are gold. The NDVI image correlates well with the true-color image that accompanies it. The dark green area surrounding the Uele River, which forms the border between the Central African Republic on the north and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the south is correspondingly green in the...
Topic: Where -- Central African Republic
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6450

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Lake Balkhash in southeastern Kazakhstan forms a blue crescent across the center of this <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) scene acquired on April 13, 2004, by the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite. The ice has melted off the lake except in its eastern tip, where gray-white chunks are...
Topic: Where -- Kazakhstan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6420

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Located about 1,700 kilometers off the South Carolina shoreline in the Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda resembles a giant fish hook. The eye of the hook in the northeast is formed by Castle Harbour. The smaller enclosed body of water immediately below that is Harrington Sound. Under the water, coral reefs glow bright blue. The coral reflects light, coloring the shallow water blue and green. The <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/">Moderate Resolution Imaging...
Topics: Where -- South Carolina, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Bermuda
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6424

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The milky waters of Lake Winnipeg (right), Lake Winnipegosis (left), and Lake Manitoba (south of Winnipegosis) stand out against the brown and tan landscape of central Canada in this true-color Terra MODIS image from September 28, 2004. The milky colors are from sediment deposited into the waters by the rivers feeding the lakes. The more concentrated the sediment is, the browner the water appears. As the sediment disperses, it turns shades of turquoise and green, until it can’t be...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Canada
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6477

Record-breaking temperatures broiled much of California on May 2, 2004, as an ongoing spring heat wave continued to plague the region. According to the Associate Press, sixteen areas in Southern California set new record highs for the day, including downtown Los Angeles, which reached 97 degrees Fahrenheit (36 C). The new record in Long Beach, 102 degrees F (39 C), outpaced the previous record by 10 degrees F.Baked in the summer sun, the land had reached sizzling hot temperatures, nearing 150...
Topics: What -- Sun, Where -- California, Where -- Los Angeles, Where -- Nevada
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6456

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A light grayish brown haze is sweeping over the ice-covered Hudson Bay from intense fires burning in Yukon Territory and Alaska to the west. The fires have been burning since mid-June, and in the past two weeks, have blanketed much of Alaska and parts of Canada with thick smoke. The <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on NASA’s <a...
Topics: Where -- Hudson Bay, Where -- Alaska, Where -- Canada
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6472

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This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) image captures the transition from the plains of Central Canada to the rugged mountains of Western Canada. In the lower left corner of the image, the Rocky Mountains form a grey-brown arch, and a few of the peaks are still capped with snow on July 24, 2004. A few clouds also hang over the mountains. To the east of the mountains, agricultural fields appear as...
Topics: Where -- Canada, Where -- Washington, Where -- Idaho, Where -- Montana
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6475

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The Cape Verde Islands, off of North Africa’s western coast in the Atlantic Ocean, cause cloud vortex streets to form in their wake, as is shown here in these true-color images. Wind moving across the scene gets disturbed by passing over and around the islands, which cause eddies to form. These eddies take the shape of vortices, and because the wind is all moving in the same general direction, the vortices line up into “streets.” These vortex streets are visible because of the clouds...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Aqua, Where -- Cape Verde, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6482

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Lake Winnipeg stretches across much of the Manitoba Province of Canada in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) image, acquired by the <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/">Aqua</a>satellite on October 6, 2004. Called “murky waters’ in Cree, the language of the Native Americans in Canada’s northern Great Plains, it’s not hard to see how Lake Winnipeg got...
Topic: Where -- Canada
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6478

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Two large storms pounded California with rain and snow during the last two weeks of October 2004, bringing rain and snowfall totals to record levels for many areas. The resulting high water levels are apparent in this pair of false color images, both acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/">Aqua</a> and...
Topics: Where -- California, Where -- Sacramento, Where -- San Jos?
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6466

A broken levee near the San Joaquim-Sacramento River delta flooded nearly 12,000 acres of farmland in Central California on June 3, 2004. According to news reports, about 300 people were evacuated from the flood region. An intricate series of levees and canals channel the fresh water from melting snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the farmland in California’s Central Valley. A break on one levy can affect the distribution of water to others. In this case, up to one million acres of...
Topics: Where -- San Jos?, Where -- Sacramento, Where -- California, Where -- Nevada
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6460

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The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) aboard NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> satellite captured this true-color image of Typhoon Chaba on August 27, 2004, at 2:00 UTC. At the time this image was taken, Chaba was located approximately 833 km (518 miles) south-southeast of Sasebo, Japan and was moving towards the north-northwest at 7 km/hr (5...
Topic: Where -- Japan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6497

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Agricultural burning in preparation for the growing season was underway in the central United States at the time this image was captured by the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite on March 31, 2004. Across the dun-colored winter landscape, spring...
Topics: Where -- United States of America, Where -- Kansas, Where -- Oklahoma, Where -- Texas, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6492

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The <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite detected several fires, marked with red dots, burning across the Central United States on April 2, 2004. Most of the fires are probably related to agriculture, though the smokier fire in Arkansas may be a...
Topics: Where -- United States of America, Where -- Arkansas, Where -- Iowa, Where -- Missouri, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6493

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The normally dry salt pan lakes of Western Australia began to fill in the wake of two tropical storms, Monty and Evan, in late February and early March 2004. Salt pan lakes form where evaporation exceeds rainfall. Such lakes typically fill seasonally, and then disappear, leaving the salty minerals that give them their name. These <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) images,...
Topic: Where -- Australia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6399

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Heavy rains in northwestern Arkansas are beginning to cause flooding downstream in northeastern Arkansas. The White River, a tributary of the Mississippi River, appeared flooded in this <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image, acquired by the <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite on April 27,...
Topics: Where -- Arkansas, Where -- Mississippi, Where -- Tennessee, Where -- Missouri
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6390

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The emerald green Aral Sea is fringed with ice in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) image, acquired on January 28, 2004, by NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/">Aqua</a> satellite. White snow dusts Kazakhstan, top, and parts of Uzbekistan, below, while the region’s rivers are covered with white ice. Signs of winter are also apparent in the...
Topics: Where -- Aral Sea, Where -- Kazakhstan, Where -- Uzbekistan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6375

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Marshes and wetlands line Colombia’s Magdalena River in its course north from the Andes Mountains to the Caribbean Sea. The wetlands, which form black and blue patches along the river in the false color image, are important for birds arriving from the north for the winter. The area had received heavy rain which triggered floods and landslides. Though the floods aren't visible in these images, the tan plume of sediment flowing into the Caribbean from the Magdalena River in the true-color image...
Topics: What -- FAST, Where -- Caribbean Sea, Where -- Colombia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6530

Thousands of smoky fires (red dots) were burning across Democratic Republic of Congo (top right) and Angola (bottom left) on May 10, 2004. These images and the fire detections were captured by the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite in the...
Topic: Where -- Angola
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6539

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The fire season in central Africa roared to life in the first week of May. When the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite passed over the region on the afternoon of May 6, 2004, it captured this image along with nearly 4,000 fire detections (marked...
Topic: Where -- Angola
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6538

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On May 28, 2004, a massive dust storm was sweeping from the northeast corner of Chad to its western border, a distance of roughly 900 kilometers (560 miles). The dust storm appears to be originating in the Depression du Mourdi behind the dark semi-circle of the Ennedi Mountains in northeastern Chad. Near its origin, the airborne dust is easy to see against the darker orange of the ground. As the dust spreads across the country and into Niger in the west, the dust becomes harder to see. The...
Topics: Where -- Chad, Where -- Niger, Where -- Libya, Where -- Sudan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6508

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A tan fan of sediment spreads from the mouth of the Yangtze River into the East China Sea in this <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image taken on April 4, 2004, by the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite. Sprawling cement-colored spots are cities in this densely-populated region of China....
Topics: Where -- East China Sea, Where -- China, Where -- Shanghai
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6521

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The <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) onboard NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite captured this true-color image of Typhoon Conson on June 8, 2004, at 5:05 UTC. At the time this image was taken, Conson had maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour with higher gusts to 88 mph....
Topics: Where -- Taiwan, Where -- Philippines
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6543